Big as God

from by DC Papke




I got off this mountain went out on the road
Seek my fame and fortune with what I learned below
They used to call me dynamite explosives was my job
Every time I lit the fuse I felt as big as god
When you have a talent you look for where to serve
You take your opportunity where ever it occurs
A bank a bar an accident insurance business too
Youd be surprised when things blow up who pays to light the fuse
In ’63 they came to me with their strange request
Now the blood is on my hands and Birminghams a mess
I never thought those girls get killed or bring an angry mob
Who was I to think that I could act as big as god
Now I drink here in the darkness longing for some rest
With twenty pounds of dynamite wrapped around my chest
If ever I could get it right Id finish up the job
Id light the fuse end it all explode as big as god


from Pilgrim Highway, released September 12, 2015
Big as God (4:22): Ahren Buchheister – upright bass, pedal steel
guitar; Shea Springer – organ.



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